Greetings! Alison here and today my latest tutorial for Imagine is a textured, fall-themed thank you card. I can see making a bunch of these to put as place setting on your Thanksgiving table, as a thank you to your guests for celebrating the holidays with you. I used several simple techniques on this card that when combined, look really fancy and festive.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Time to Complete: 45 minutes- 1 Hour
Step 1: Using a piece of metallic cardstock, run it through your die cutting machine with an embossing folder.
Step 2: Using a sanding block, a piece of sandpaper, or even a nail file, sand the raised areas of the embossed cardstock. This will give it an aged or distressed look.
Step 3: Gently rub Spiced Chai StazOn ink across the surface to add more interest to the piece of cardstock.
Step 4: On a Gel Press Plate, gently tap the Cappuccino Delight Kaleidacolor Inks across the surface. You can use a brayer to blend the colors, as well as a few spritzes of water or Ink Potion No. 9.
Step 5: Lay white cardstock on to the Gel Press Plate and rub to get the ink to transfer. Pull the print and let it dry. I pulled a couple of prints and then chose my favorite to use for this card.
Step 6: Die cut a pumpkin out of the monoprint.
Step 7: Die cut a bigger pumpkin out of brown cardstock and ink the edges with Golden Glitz Delicata Ink.
Step 8: Die cut the sentiment out of cream colored cardstock and ink the edges with Desert Sand Memento Ink.
Step 9: Add Tear It Tape to the back of the embossed panel. I like to use this adhesive when I am working with a piece that has a lot of texture. It holds everything in place really well, and you don’t need to worry about liquid adhesive getting “stuck” in the wells.
Step 10: Assemble the rest of the card. I used On Point Glue to attach the rhinestones.
Isn’t it pretty?
I love all of the shine from the embossed panel. I also really like seeing all the colors on the pumpkin through the die cut. I hope you’ll give some of these techniques a try!
StazOn Ink: Spiced Chai
Delicata Ink: Golden Glitz
Kaleidacolor Ink: Cappuccino Delight
Memento Ink: Desert Sand
Tear It! Tape
On Point Glue
Darice: Embossing Folder
Gel Press: 3×5 Plate
Recollections: Pumpkin Die Cuts
Simon Says Stamp: Thankful Die
Doodles Paper Playground: Gold Starburst Rhinestones
Brown, Cream, and White cardstock